Tesla sells a new wall charger, Maryland backs away from big EV charging program

Enlarge / New Tesla wall charger. (credit: Tesla) This week, Tesla introduced a new wall charger that can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 standard American wall outlet. The new wall charger is similar to the company’s second-generation mobile wall connector but with the ability to provide 40 amps (9.6kW) to long-range Model S, X, […]

Maryland beachgoer impaled through chest by rogue umbrella

A woman in Maryland has been airlifted to a hospital after a rental beach umbrella was uprooted by gusty winds and pierced her chest. She is now in stable condition and is likely to survive the freak accident, authorities say. The 46-year-old woman was impaled by a runaway beach umbrella on Sunday afternoon as she […]

Rat race: Rodent filmed running over cakes in Maryland bakery (VIDEO)

A Maryland bakery was temporarily shut down by health officials after a customer filmed a rat crawling across cakes, cookies, and pies in the city’s historic Lexington Market. The stomach-turning footage was filmed at Buttercup Bakery at Lexington Market in Baltimore and has since been viewed over 800,000 times on Facebook. The video shows the […]

Google stops taking political ads in Maryland because it’s not sure that it can comply with a new transparency law (GOOG, GOOGL)

  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images Maryland’s General Assembly now requires that those buying political advertising identify themselves and how much they spent.  Google executives are unsure that they can comply with the law, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun.  This is just the latest fallout for some of the big online advertisers following […]

‘Nothing more terrifying than hearing shooter reload from under your desk’ – Maryland paper survivor

A crime reporter who witnessed his colleagues being shot at an Annapolis, Maryland newspaper and then waited under his desk for the gunman to pick the next victim, posted a harrowing description of the attack on Twitter. Five people were killed and several others gravely injured at the offices of Capital Gazette in Annapolis on […]

She Led Policy for Michelle Obama. Now She Wants to Run Maryland.

The tables at the Jaycees Community Center are worn, the faded bingo stand left out from some event other than this Democratic gubernatorial forum in Waldorf, Maryland. For an hour and a half, a moderator pulls questions from the audience of maybe 50 people, who fill the folding chairs with their nods, stares and half-hearted […]

Roads submerged as severe flash flooding hits Maryland (VIDEOS)

Residents in the cities of Ellicott and Baltimore scrambled for safety as heavy rainfall brought flash flooding to the area. Videos posted on social media show raging torrents of water deluging neighborhoods. A flash flood emergency was declared in Ellicott City on Sunday. A video posted by locals show the city’s Main Street awash with […]

‘Yup, we’re running’: Whistleblower Chelsea Manning confirms bid for Maryland Senate seat

Chelsea Manning, one of the most well-known US whistleblowers – jailed for leaking military documents on abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan – confirmed her bid for the US Senate, releasing a campaign video and calling for donations. The whistleblower has shared her campaign vid on Twitter, captioned “yup, we’re running for senate,” confirming earlier reports […]

WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning is running for the US Senate in Maryland

Steven Senne/AP Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private best known for leaking the largest batch of classified government documents in US history, filed papers this week to run for the US Senate in Maryland.  She will challenge Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin in his party’s primary later this year.  President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s sentence […]